Friday, 14 July 2017

President Trump joins Macron for Bastille Day celebrations in Paris



Donald Trump and Emmanuel Macron showed off their budding friendship as the US President was guest of honour at France's Bastille Day parade.
 
Branding the military procession "magnificent", Mr Trump was frequently on his feet and applauding as he watched 63 planes, 29 helicopters, 241 horses and 3,720 soldiers march down the Champs-Elysees in Paris.


Having rolled out the red carpet for the US President, Mr Macron was no less gushing in a speech at the end of Friday's procession in the heart of the French capital.


The French President said Mr Trump's presence in the country on Bastille Day was a sign of "a friendship that goes above and beyond time", adding: "Nothing will ever separate us."


Donald Trump and Emmanuel Macron watching the parade in Paris
Mr Macron thanked the US for entering the First World War in 1917, the 100th anniversary of which was also celebrated during Friday's parade.


US troops, some dressed as First World War-era "Les Sammies", opened the procession.


French President Emmanuel Macron (L) bids farewell to his US counterpart Donald Trump after the annual Bastille Day parade



U.S. President Donald Trump is seen on a giant screen on the Place de la Concorde as he applauds during the traditional Bastille Day military parade

French flare: Alphajets of the Patrouille de France fly over the Champs Elysees avenue, and past the Arc de Triomphe

U.S. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania attend the traditional Bastille Day military parade on the Champs-Elysees

Melania looks animated as she applauds with her husband at the traditional Bastille Day military parade in Paris today

The parade included marches of French Legionnaires on the Champs Elysees avenue during the Bastille Day parade in Paris

French Legionnaires dressed in traditional uniform marched for Bastille Day amid  tightened security across the city. The parade was opened this year by American troops with President Donald Trump as the guest of honor

French Republican Guards ride their horse past the Arc de Triomphe in Paris this morning at the beginning of the parade

French war planes fly over the Arc de Triomphe in Paris today. Paris had tightened security before its annual Bastille Day parade, which this year was opened by American troops with President Donald Trump as the guest of honor

Trump is seen talking to Macron during a presentation that was delivered in French and preceded the parade on Friday morning

French President Emmanuel Macron (L) shakes hands with US President Donald Trump during the annual Bastille Day military parade on the Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris

U.S troops march down the Champs Elysees avenue during the Bastille Day parade in Paris on Friday



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